Getquantify: GTD For The Masses

For small teams looking to launch exciting new projects in the 21st century, the web has played a very big part in helping some teams get organised and manage their projects completely online. For this reason, there have been plenty of interesting project management apps launching that bring their own set of features to the mix. However, a fair few of these are pretty pricey and for businesses with a large number of employees relying on the system, the per-user pricing model can quickly prove to be impossible to maintain financially.

An exciting new app making its mark in the project management field is Getquantify. With its vast array of features, it could prove to be the saviour to every project manager looking for a complete solution without the high price tag.

Overview

Getquantify is a project management app with a difference. Where other apps have spent so long working on the backend that they’ve forgotten about one of the more important aspects (the visuals), Getquantify has balanced these to provide a killer interface to match its very rich feature set. It provides teams with the tools they need to effectively manage projects through the web-based interface and more. Just $29 per month for unlimited users, it can be a great app for those larger teams where the “per monthly user” model doesn’t seem to sit well financially.

Overview

Overview

Dashboard

Much like many other project management apps, the first place you’re taken to is the dashboard. In Getquantify, this provides all of the current information about the active projects for the user’s account, providing the latest activity across these projects and also the notifications about each. Users can also get a quick count of their current events and tasks that need to be completed each day, in addition to the overdue ones. Stats about the month’s progress in terms of tasks created and closed, data uploaded and also actions taken are also provided.

The Dashboard

The Dashboard

In the left panel, it provides links to the team members within the project – something that’s useful if you’d like to quickly contact those team members via email or through the handy built-in Skype bridge for quick messaging and calling through Skype. This could prove to be a particularly useful feature for groups that work long-distance and already use Skype as their primary method of contact.

Contacting Team Members

Contacting Team Members

Projects & Tasks

Getquantify allows users to work on several projects simultaneously – a feature useful for big organisations that may have several things on the go and the desktop-like interface makes it both easy and visually-pleasing to work on these through the Getquantify web client. The left pane within the “Projects” section allows users to easily switch between active projects – a feature that is useful if there’s quite a few going on at once and users need to see the others. Overall, just minimising clicks.

Adding a Project

Adding a Project

The middle pane contains all of the tasks that comprise that project. These don’t have to be individual small tasks that need to be completed as each task can have multiple todos but in this context, the tasks could be thought of as features. Tasks can be filtered and marked as complete, and the layout can be switched in a single click to a more detailed view.

Adding Tasks

Adding Tasks

In the right pane, the settings can be altered for the project or task depending on which is currently selected. One of the cool things about the interface is that there are hardly any forms – a lot of the editing is done inline. Simply click the line of text to edit and it’s applied. When a task is selected, the typical settings can be edited such as priority, due date, tags and other information. It also provides features to manage time and also todos, much in the way that individual apps dedicated to these would.

Task Settings

Task Settings

Other Features

Within the app, there are also ways to edit contacts and clients within the app. This is useful if several projects are being completed for a certain company and you’d like an easy way of finding out which. It also provides a way of assigning contact and billing information to ensure that this process is also handled without the use for storing it externally. The app also comes with a calendar for an easy way to visualise what needs to be completed on the project. When due dates are added to tasks, these automatically appear within the calendar and it provides an easy method of analysing which need to be completed first.

Modifying Companies

Modifying Companies

Final Thoughts

I’ve reviewed many project management apps in my time at Web.AppStorm, and Getquantify seems to bring its own unique take on managing these. This is mainly down to the desktop-like interface that makes using the app a lot more pleasant. Everything is laid out in a logical way and though it may take new users a while to get used to the difference in interface, especially if they’ve come from a similar product, it generally seems to work pretty nicely.

However, I did notice that there were a few spelling mistakes within the app and demo account that can definitely put potential users off, as it may be conveyed as an app that has been developed very quickly, without regard for the little details. Though the rest of the app proves that this probably isn’t true, it’s still a small error that may not work in the app’s favor. We’ll be excited to see how they continue to improve the service and add new features going forward!


Summary

Manage projects simply with Getquantify. Its rich feature set allows small and large businesses alike to take their project management into the cloud.

8

Responses

Add Yours
  • For implementing GTD you can use this this application:

    http://www.Gtdagenda.com

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, and a calendar.
    Syncs with Evernote and Google Calendar, and also comes with mobile version, and Android and iPhone apps.